why am not getting increase in my scores?
If you are talking about forum points, why are you expecting them to increase? You have to have others mark your replies as 'helpful' or 'correct'.
And who gives a flying fig? Those points plus an AARP card will get you a discount on coffee at Hardy's.
Yesterday the cashier at Pollo Loco gave me a senior discount without me asking
I usually forget to ask. Only one place gave it to me automatically. Nobody has asked for identification to prove it yet. I am happy to get the discount. I don't use hair dye, so that is probably the biggest giveaway. At least I'd like to think it's that and not something else. When you are young you hope you look older and when you get older you hope you look younger.
You cannot award yourself points! He just marked his question answered.
An OP can also mark their own responses as correct/helpful, but they don't get any points from it. Not a bad feature as, if they find the solution themselves, they can post it up and let people know it's the correct solution to their question.